Henry – Raper

Special to The State.

Latta, Aug. 15. – A wedding of much interest throughout the state was that of Miss Mary Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Henry, and Deuris David Raper, Jr., of Fort Myers, Fla., which was solemnized at the Methodist church in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives.

The church was lovely in its green and white decoration. Fern and tall candles were used against a background of white with smilax and baskets of pink crepe myrtle.

The impressive ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. E. Wiggins, the bride’s pastor. Prior to the ceremony a beautiful program of prenuptial music was rendered with Mr. W. J. Summerlin, at the piano. The bridal chorus was sung by Misses Mae Braddy, Mildred Smith, Albatiene Stalvey, Hazel Floyd, Margaret M Bethea, Hortense Biggs, Mrs. E. B. Berry, Jr., and John R. Watson and Jack Watson. A quartet, “O Perfect Love,” was sung by Misses Mae Braddy, Mildred Smith, and Messrs. Watson, and “At Dawning” was beautifully sung by Miss Mae Braddy. As the bridal chorus from Lohengrin was sung the ribbon girls, Annie Elizabeth Bethea, Sarah Shine, Lula Bass and Toppsy Henry, took their places. The bridesmaids and groomsmen came as follows: Miss Dorothy Rogers and Wade McMillan, Miss Mildred Bowen and Lamar Tolar, Miss Nelle Coleman and Bill Hyman, Miss Elizabeth and Frank Ellerbe. The the dame of honor, Mrs. P. C. Henry, mother of the bride, followed by Miss Sarah Henry, maid of honor, little Patrick Henry was ring bearer, and the flower girls, Nan Bethea and Jane Ellen Gaddy, scattered petals in the bride’s wake. Then came the bride with her brother, John Henry, and the train bearers, little Sarah Callahan and Cara Jane Bethea. The bridegroom awaited the bride at the altar with his best man, Elmer E. Jones.

The bride wore a handsome gown with veil arranged cornet style and carried an exquisite bride’s bouquet.

The out of town guests were: Mrs. John R. Watson and son of Dillon, Miss Elizabeth Henry of Kentucky, Miss Mildred Bowen of Blaney, Elmer E. Jones of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Moore of Aiken.

August 16, 1926  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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